One of the beautiful things about Miami is that while Wynwood and Miami Beach put us on the national map, each year there’s more great art emerging in neighborhoods from Delray Beach to Homestead.

We see it in Urgent Inc.’s community murals in Overtown, in Tarell McCraney’s 90-minute modern version of Hamlet in Coral Gables, and in Arts Garage’s performances in Palm Beach. We want to see it happen even more.

So this year, the Knight Arts Challenge, which offers funding to innovative ideas that bring our community together through the arts, is going on the road, so to speak, with four community Q & A sessions from Fort Lauderdale to South Dade. Come ask us questions, find out what we’re looking for in applications, etc. Former winners will be in the audience to help too.

Here’s the list of times and dates.

  • Ft. Lauderdale: 7 p.m. Feb. 18: Cinema Paradiso,  503 SE 6th St.
  • North Central Dade: 7 p.m. Feb. 19: Opa-locka City Hall, 780 Fisherman St., Second Floor
  • Downtown Miami: 7 p.m. Feb. 20: Cannonball, Downtown Miami, 1035 N. Miami Ave., Suite 200
  • South Dade: 7 p.m., Feb. 21: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St.

Thanks to all the organizations that are helping to host these gatherings: Broward County Cultural Division, WPBT, Business for the Arts of Broward, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, the Opa-locka CDC, Hot 105, WEDR, M Ensemble, Urgent Inc., Miami Children’s Initiative, Miami-Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami New Times, Cannonball, Miami Light Project, Sweat Records, Bas Museum of Art, Bas Fisher Invitational, Karen Peterson Dancers and ArtSouth.

Hope to see you there – and don’t forget to apply for the challenge March 4.

 Picture: Playwright Tarell McCraney talks about Hamlet, which runs through Feb. 10 at GablesStage


3 Responses to “The Knight Arts Challenge Miami is coming to you”

  1. mical torres says:

    I’m an artist interested in what you guys are doing. Please get in contact with me. I want more information thanks

  2. raphael says:

    I’m a dancer I wanna show people what I got

  3. Will Buckley says:

    Excited to be taking part in the Knight Arts Challenge Miami. FarePlay works with performing arts students to be enlightened evangelists for the future well being of film, music, literature, photography and the arts in schools, colleges and the world.

    Performing Arts Students are empowered to create peer to peer communication, distributed through social networks, that moves, touches and inspires others to support the arts and the artists ability to be fairly compensated for their work.

    The future legacy of creative work rests with the ability of young artists to enlighten their peers to the value of their support.

    Will Buckley, founder, FarePlay

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